WEST PALM BEACH, FL (Thursday, January 5 , 2012) – Recognized business and community leader William Berger, Esq., who serves as senior shareholder and litigation group co-chair for Greenspoon Marder, as well as managing shareholder of the firm’s Palm Beach County law offices, has been reappointed by Governor Rick Scott to the District Board of Trustees of Palm Beach State College. Berger’s term, which was effective Dec. 22, 2011, will run through May 31, 2015.
The purpose of the district board of trustees is to establish policies in alignment with the college’s mission and in accordance with Florida Statutes and the Florida Department of Education Rules. As chairperson, Berger’s main role will be to serve as the board advisor to Dr. Dennis Gallon, president of Palm Beach State College.
Berger had previously been appointed as trustee of the college by Governor Charlie Crist in August 2007 and served as vice chairman for a year, before being selected by his peers to serve as chairman in 2010. As a Florida resident for 37 years and Palm Beach county resident for 23 years, Berger will bring to the position his extensive experience and knowledge of the community and college.
“It’s an honor to be serving on the board of such a reputable institution as Palm Beach State College,” said Berger. “Our goal is to continue to make Palm Beach State College the institute of first choice in the county.”
Berger currently heads up business development for Greenspoon Marder and is credited for much of the firm’s growth over the last decade. In fact, Greenspoon Marder is one of very few firms which has continued to grow and prosper during the economic downturn. It currently has ten offices in Florida, nearly 140 attorneys, 400 staff and more than 40 different practice areas.
Berger has also served on the Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission since 2009, the board of directors of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County since 2010, and on the board of directors for HomeSafe since 1999. He has also been a trustee of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce since 1997 and a trustee for the North Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce since 2005. Berger is also a founding member of the board of directors for Paradise Bank and a trustee for the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1967 to 1972. Berger received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Buffalo and a law degree from the Brooklyn Law School.
About Greenspoon Marder
Greenspoon Marder is a national full-service business law firm with 240 attorneys and 26 locations across the United States. We are ranked amongst
American Lawyer’s Am Law 200, as one of the top law firms in the U.S. since 2015. Since our inception in 1981, our firm has been committed to providing excellent client service through our cross-disciplinary, client-team approach. Our mission is to understand the challenges that our clients face, build collaborative relationships, and craft creative solutions designed and executed with long-term strategic goals in mind. We serve Fortune 500, middle-market public and private companies, start-ups, emerging businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs nationwide.
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